Friday, April 24, 2009

St Hilaire d’Ozilhan: Tuesday 21st April 2009

We got our bread for breakfast from the local bakery, but to be honest it was only OK, so we think we will try outside the village tomorrow. St Hilaire has a population of 600 and the population is either supporting local vineyards or commuters to the larger towns nearby. In distance it is just off the motorway, but is so quiet and peaceful. There is one bar, a church and the school is across the road from the apartment.

We headed into Avignon this morning, not to sightsee: we will do that properly later – rather to do some administrative tasks – banks, getting maps etc. There was a police cordon with streets blocked off when we came out of the old town, but we haven’t worked out what it related to. We drove through a small village on our way to a hyper-market that had streets so narrow we had to fold the mirrors in.

In the afternoon we used the mountain bikes that belong to the English owners of the apartment. We cycled to a nearby village Castillon-du-gard through acres and acres of vines. The village was on a hill top so a good work out for us starting back out on bikes!

The wind has been blowing today, but the sun has been shining and temperatures are definitely in the 20s.

1 comment:

  1. Hi

    Looks absolutely gorgeous and I would love to be with you nibbling on the old French bread with a slice of running come on Bert as Draft would say. Three weeks - magnificant. Enjoy and I hope that you got our email wishing you all the very best for your future happiness.

    XX Carrie and Kev